a shop. “Our sessions devoted to best practices will
cover everything from basic ‘what not to do’ advice to
lean principles and Industry 4.0,” Urban says.
Sepp Gmeiner of Lignum Consulting delivers the
Industry 4.0 session; Brad Cairns, principal of the
Center for Lean Learning and owner of Signature
Wood Systems, both in St. Thomas, Ontario, will
bring his infectious energy to a session on lean management November 3.
Two keynotes will take place over lunch – the head
of furniture giant Groupe Lacasse, Sylvain Garneau,
on November 2; and Superior Cabinets CEO Scott
Hodson on November 3 – are included with all-day
Conference Passes. Individual tickets are $45.
Garneau, in his second year as chairman of
BIFMA, the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based business
furniture association (the first Canadian to hold that
post) joined the Montreal furniture manufacturer
in 2010, when it was Haworth’s Canada operation. In
2012 Garneau partnered with the founders to spin
it off from Haworth, relaunching Groupe Lacasse.
Before that he was CEO of Nortrak, a Vancouver
railway manufacturer. Garneau will address busi-
In a big move, new architectural woodwork standards by
Canada’s AWMAC will be explained Nov. 3.
Scott Hodson, CEO of Superior Cabinets, chronicles his
firm’s journey to excellence in a Nov. 3 keynote.
Brad Cairns, Center for Lean Learning in St. Thomas,
Ontario, speaks Nov. 3 on sales and lean management.
WMS Event Hours:
Pre-show Surface Preparation Finishing: Nov. 1
Show Dates: November 2-4, 2017
Show Hours: 10 am – 6 pm; (closes 4 pm Nov. 4)
Conference Hours: 8 am – 3 pm (see schedule)
Conference Session Locations: Pegasus A&B
Plant Tour: Nov. 2 – 3 - 5 pm
Luncheon Keynotes: Nov 2, 3 – Noon - 1: 30